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Cannabis products (aka marijuana, weed, bud, pot) come from the dried leaves and flowering tops of the cannabis plant. Before the flowers are mature, the buds become coated with a sticky resin. This resin can be dried and pressed to make hash or hashish. Cannabis concentrates are made through extraction processes that pull out concentrated amounts of the plant’s chemical compounds. The various names of cannabis extracts—hash oil, honey oil, shatter, wax, butter—are based on the consistency of the product.

Cannabis is consumed recreationally for its mind-altering effects and is one of the most commonly used drugs in Canada.  In fact, Canada has one of the highest rates of cannabis use in the world with youth and young adults being the ones who use it the most. Check out HealthSTATS for Simcoe-Muskoka

The federal government is moving forward with the legalization of cannabis.  However, it is currently illegal and an offence under the Criminal Code of Canada to grow, possess, distribute and sell cannabis, with the exception of cannabis for medical purposes.


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